Thing 6: Networks –, ResearchGate and Google Scholar



“If only I knew someone else researching the effects of Teflon on the physics of cartoon cat-and-mouse capers…”
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Increasingly, researchers are expected to be part of online networks. If you can’t be found through a search engine, you’re severely limiting opportunities for others to find you and your work, and online presence can be a significant part of research impact (as we’ll discuss in Thing 16). What’s more, if you know how to search and exploit these networks, you gain access to thousands of researchers around the world. Who knows who you’ll meet?

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